MOSQUITO FUN FACTS
- Montana is home to 50 species of mosquitoes in 6 genera.
- 75-80% of the mosquito species in Montana are from the genus (group): Aedes
- Aedes - 34 species
- Anopheles - 4 species
- Coquilletida - 1 species
- Culex - 4 species
- Culiseta - 6 species
- Psorophora - 1 species
- Both male and female mosquitoes feed on floral nectar. Only female mosquitoes feed on blood which is necessary for egg development.
- Male mosquitoes have feathery antennae, whereas female mosquitoes have non-plumose antennae
- Mosquitoes are able to overwinter. Depending on the species, they can overwinter as eggs, larvae, or adults.
- Mosquitoes have 4 developmental stages. The first 3 stages are aquatic. Once all life cycles are complete, they have undergone "Metamorphosis".
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Resource: Mosquito Abatement Training Manual, MT Dept. of Ag., Helena, MT, 2017, pg. 2-10, 23-29.